Where Chefs Eat: Local Recommendations in Los Angeles

December Edition: 12/21/21

Do you want to know the best food pop-ups, cafés, and pubs in Los Angeles? We did, so we asked our local Foodom Chef community to give their favorite restaurants and dishes in the Los Angeles area. We’ll keep updating this list with the best local food, so be sure to bookmark this post!

Hint: Click on any underlined section to navigate to our featured chef’s & restaurant’s website!

Chef Fred Esquivel’s Best Pop-Ups & Shops

One Four Three

Various pop-ups, check their Instagram for locations
(818) 294-2554

Source: One Four Three

From tasty fried chicken, to fresh sandwiches and amazing garnishes and house-made sauces, anything goes!

Favorite dish: Asian Fried Chicken Sandwich


17517 Chatsworth Street
Granada Hills, CA 91344
(818) 488-1390

Source: Fred Esquivel

Compact, French-style bakeshop offering croissants, bread loaves & sandwiches with brioche buns.

Favorite dish: Almond croissant


5054 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90042
(323) 507-2196

Source: Fred Esquivel

Is your mouth watering yet? Holdaak’s Far East Chicken Shop has authentic fried chicken sandwiches, wings, and loaded fries! 

Favorite dish: Asian Fried Chicken Sandwich

Chef Skye Jackson’s Best Food & Cafés

Café Solar

6224 W Manchester Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(424) 227-6486

Source: Café Solar

Cafe Solar is a family owned organic cafe located in Westchester. Their Eggs Florentine is a wonderful take on eggs Benedict with smoked salmon, creamed spinach and house made hollandaise.

Favorite Dish: Eggs Florentine

Stout Burgers & Brews

1544 N Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 469-3801

Stout has three locations in the greater LA area including Hollywood and Santa Monica. With gourmet burgers crafted and perfected, they also have the perfect ale to pair them with. The Truffle Shuffle comes with garlic-sauteed mushrooms, brie cheese, and a beautiful truffle aoli. Rich, savory, and the best satisfying burger you can find on the west coast.

Favorite dish: Truffle Shuffle Burger

The Wellesbourne

10929 W. Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Source: Wellesbourne Facebook

An immersive 19th century English bar, The Wellesbourne is an anachronistic gem in Culver City. Complete with live music, or a quiet jazz vibe, their elegant food menu and hand crafted cocktails will transport you to a fancy English countryside manor. Their short ribs will tie it together paired with some mash and veggie du jour.

Favorite dish: Red Wine-Braised Short Ribs

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The chefs will cook the meals in your kitchen. All the chefs cook all the dishes.

The minimum order on Foodom is $100, for a few dishes, each one up to 10 servings and enough food for a few days. The more you order, the more you can save, as the chef can prepare a few dishes at the same time.

The service fee includes cooking most dishes up to 10 servings, storing and clean up.

The service does not include ingredients and serving.

No time to shop? The chef can buy the ingredients for you, add this option during checkout (for an additional fee).

You have the option to buy the groceries yourself or have the chef buy your preferred ingredients for you for an extra fee, from your preferred grocery store.

If the chef buys the groceries, you will pay for the ingredients after the cooking is done, we will email you a copy of the receipt and charge your card.

By choosing a chef shop for your groceries, you can potentially reduce your average grocery spending dramatically. The chef will buy only what’s needed for the meal without impulse shopping or buying extra quantity beyond what you need—food that you might throw away after.

The grocery list will be emailed to you after the chef approves the order. You will then be able to mark what you have in your kitchen and shop for the rest or share the list with your chef to have them buy the ingredients for you.

You can book a meal as often as you like, we have customers that are booking 1-2 times a week, others are booking every other week to help them with their weekly meal preparation.

Some customers also book Foodom chefs for special occasions, such as birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, etc.

We ask to book the meals 48 hours in advance, to allow the chefs enough time to connect with you and prepare for the cooking.

It's totally up to you, you can order any type of food from the menu. For most dishes, the serving size is designed to be up to 10 servings or the size of your pots and pans. For the maximum value, we recommend booking a meal once a week, that will serve you 2-3 days with leftovers and order a few more dishes that you can freeze and enjoy in the 2nd half of the week.

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